I was introduced to the idea of flash fiction some time ago, but only recently started to dabble in it. Great fun. The idea is to write a story with a strict limit on the number of words using a selected word or phrase, usually suggested by someone else. Word limits vary, but mine are all based on 800.
Meeting – Barely a story, this one. However, it is based on an actual event which took place in the Stromness Hotel on the Island of Orkney in Scotland.
Distance – I got some stick when I shared this one with the writers’ group I attend, because it has a rather “soft” ending. But you need to know that I am really an old romantic at heart.
Harbinger – I was trying to get stories published on a flash fiction website and they kept knocking me back. Eventually I sussed out that they were looking for something “darker and more introspective” so I came up with this. They didn’t accept it!